Manchester City star Vincent Kompany relishing his career’s second life

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany said confidently he’d be the player with the least stress at this summer’s World Cup. It’s a bold proclamation, but he meant it — especially considering his past few seasons have been riddled by injuries. The Belgian defender says he’ll have “zero percent stress” when Belgium heads to Russia in June.....

— Kyle Schnitzer

Manchester City Supporters Branch – AMITY HALL, NYC

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Earlier this year the Manchester City New York Supporters Club were forced to find a new venue when news began to filter through regarding the closure of what had been their home for donkey’s years – the Mad Hatter Bar. Following the Mad Hatters demise, the guys and gals from the New York City Supporters branch relocated to Amity Hall. And by the looks of it, their choice of venue has captured a whole lot of what their previous place offered. The atmosphere, plenty of beer and loads of TV screens to watch live Manchester City games....

— Jim Tudor

Once a novelty in other NFL cities, the Panthers’ growl is growing louder

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For 17 weeks, in distant NFL cities like New York, Denver and San Francisco, they’ve cheered on the Carolina Panthers behind enemy lines.
Amid whispers, open snickers and often the objects of bewildering curiosity, they audaciously wear anything Panthers blue, black, silver and white: T-shirts, jerseys, sweatshirts and lately toboggans – even when they’re relegated to the smallest TV in the back of the bar...


Where to Watch Your Favorite Football Team's Playoff Game This Weekend

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MIDTOWN — With both the Jets and Giants out of the playoffs, New York football fans may be in a funk, but if you are one of the lucky ex-pats whose hometown team is still vying for a spot in the Super Bowl, you may be looking for a bar to cheer with fellow supporters...

— Ben Fractenberg

FOOD: Amity Hall UWS [New York]

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Amity Hall in the West Village is one of those staples that I think most people have been to at least once. The location is great and you can easily reserver space for a party or event. But what I didn’t know is that they opened another location on Amsterdam between 108 and 109!

— Kayleigh Clark

Harlem Bar-B-Q, Red Compass, Yours Sincerely, And More Open

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Upper West Side: Greenwich Village beer pub Amity Hall opened a location uptown, still with an extensive beer list and a menu of burgers, salads, flatbreads, and wings. Status: Certified Open; 982 Amsterdam Ave...

— Serena Dai and Robert Sietsema

Welcome to the neighborhood: The new restaurants in Morningside Heights

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With all sorts of new additions to the scene and discounts for CUID holders, Morningside Heights is ready to welcome Columbia students back for fall...

— Anne Marie Bompart

EATS BEAT: The Bennett opens in Tribeca, pastry chef Francois Payard pays a sweet tribute to Paris

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The all-star team behind the cocktail lounges Dear Irving and The Raines Law Room has debuted its third venture, The Bennett, in Tribeca (134 W. Broadway). Straying a bit from a traditional speakeasy style, the sleek, intimate space holds 60 and features a cocktail menu with 16 drinks curated by Meaghan Dorman. Light bites include Bacon Pecan Cracker Jacks ($4). But don't miss the cauliflower croquettes ($13) or the Bennett Burger ($17), made with Wagyu beef, cheddar, dill pickles and Dijon on a buttered potato roll. Save room for ricotta beignets ($9)...

— Jeanette Settembre